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Published on May 23, 2011
This Filipino language tutorial series is presented in two styles: OVERVIEW and INTERACTIVE. The OVERVIEW style is faster; it's purpose is to introduce the student to the cultural context, the sound, and pattern of expressions. The INTERACTIVE style is slower because the translations are displayed longer, spoken twice by narrator, and the longer pauses allow students to repeat the Filipino sentences.
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Ray Colorado, author and narrator
Learn to Speak Tagalog
The rise of Taglish, a new Filipino language based on combining Tagalog and English words, is impacting the Filipino society. Because it is neither English or Tagalog, it makes formal communication difficult. The purpose of this video series is to contribute toward strengthening the teaching of the formal and decent contemporary Tagalog language by presenting it in the context of respected Filipino custom and tradition.
About the author: Ray Colorado was born in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. He lived in different parts of the Philippines for 28 years and learned to speak three Filipino languages: Tagalog, Ilocano and Bicol. He studied Educational Communication in the University of the Philippines at Los Banios, Laguna, and information technology at Eastfield College and El Centro College in Dallas, Texas. He worked for Exxon-Mobil, Bank of America, Centex, and AT&T as computer programmer, systems analyst, and instructional media consultant. He permanently moved to United States in 1984 and now lives in Fort Worth, Texas.